Construction industry

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Journal article

Looking out to look in: inspiration from social sciences for construction management research

In reaction to the recent call for critical debate in the field of construction management research, I argue that we should embrace the richness of adjacent fields of study in order to dynamically develop our own and face the plethora of contemporary societal challenges that...
Journal article

Lean and BIM meet social sciences: new perspectives in construction engineering and management

Lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are central means of ongoing transformation in the construction industry. The current transformation of the industry is a major opportunity for social science researchers to observe interesting social phenomena, e.g., creativity, problem solving, collaboration, co-creation, commitment, and trust...
Conference paper

Lean construction practice: culture, standardization and informatization - a case from China

China, with its big construction industry, has promoted lean concepts in recent years, but there are still obstacles in practice. This study shows that three important aspects lead to the success of lean construction implementation. Relationships among culture, standardization and informatization are explored.
Conference paper

Integrated lean and BIM processes for modularised construction

This paper provides an insight into an integrated lean and BIM implementation project supporting a highly modular and offsite production process on a data centre project. The case study highlights how lean and BIM can help the team to visualise the production plans, control the...
Conference paper

Optimization of activities of road construction company based on lean manufacturing tools

The article proposes an algorithm for implementation of lean manufacturing in relation to a company in the road construction industry. The results of testing a tool such as a 5S system are presented to confirm simplicity and effectiveness of the proposed recommendations.
Journal article

Developing an Australian code of construction ethics

This article looks at the increasing need to consider the role of ethics in construction. The industry, historically, has been challenged by allegations of a serious shortfall in ethical standards. Only limited attempts to date in Australia have been made to address that concern.
Journal article

Professional ethics in the construction industry

Results of a small, but representative, questionnaire survey of typical project managers, architects and building contractors concerning their views and experiences on a range of ethical issues surrounding construction industry activities. All the respondents had witnessed or experienced some degree of unethical conduct, in the...
Strategy

CIOB Corporate plan 2020-2023

As the leading professional organisation in construction management, the CIOB’s role in the coming years is to be the moral compass of the construction industry. The corporate plan provides a framework of how business as usual should be conducted, the standards that should be met...
Report

Corruption in the UK construction industry

48% of construction professionals feel that corruption is commonplace within the UK construction industry according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Respondents suggest that cultural practices and economic conditions are the main reasons for the prevalence of corruption, noting squeezed tender...
Conference paper

From concept development to implementation: choosing by advantages across an organization

Choosing by Advantages (CBA) is a decision-making method that has been growing in application and acceptance in the last few years within the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) community. This paper closes the gap on how it can be applied by giving guidance and...